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Marble, glass, and mirrored details define the character of an artistic, minimalist home by
. The exterior of the property was traditional — French Country-style, to be exact — but the owners craved contrasting contemporary interiors that would serve as a sleek backdrop to their impressive collection of modern artworks. Careful to avoid an unsettling juxtaposition between inside and out, designer Leslie Lamarre wove traditional materials like Calcatta marble throughout and emphasized a subdued neutral palette, allowing the exterior to flow flawlessly into the interior. Click through the slideshow to explore the chic Bay Area home. TRG Architecture + Interior Design
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In the foyer, a posh chandelier from luxury Italian brand Lolli e Memmoli sets the tone for the home. The walls are covered in a hemp fabric from
, and the Bardiglio marble flooring is from Phillip Jeffries . For the design, Waterworks handled all built-in finishes, as well as colors, drapery, and wall treatments, while the homowners selected furniture and artworks according to the layout. TRG Architecture + Interior Design
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In the living room, a chandelier from Shakuff in Brooklyn creates vivid drama. The fire sculpture is custom by Nelson Olivo.
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In the kitchen, Lamarre incorporated two kitchen islands — one for cooking, and one for entertaining. Dropped ceilings help to close the space between the countertops and 12-foot ceilings. The sleek pendant lights are from Artemide, and all appliances are from Sub-Zero and Wolf. Positioned as the visual focus of the room, the tile backsplash is from Oceanside Glass & Tile.
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The main kitchen island, covered in Calacatta marble, features two back-to-back sinks so that the owners can efficiently wash dishes together. Behind the island, a built-in unit includes two sections of wine storage and shelving for china, symmetrically balanced on either side of a television that guests can easily watch from the secondary island. The cabinets were designed by
and built by Downsview Kitchens. TRG Architecture + Interior Design
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Disguised as cabinet paneling, a hidden, double-swinging door opens into the mudroom using a pivoting hinge. At the top left corner, the paneling miters into the corner of the sheetrock from the family room.
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A chandelier from Lolli e Memmoli sways over the dining table.
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Although narrow in size and monochromatic in color, the powder room packs a visual punch. From the metallic
wallcovering to the Phillip Jeffries floor tile, the room feels elegant and takes advantage of its spatial restrictions. Mirrored wall tile from Original Glass Designs in San José, California, creates the illusion of a larger area, while a pendant light from Ochre crowns the space. The faucet is from Kallista, and the sink is from Kohler. Waterworks custom designed the vanity and hardware. TRG Architecture + Interior Design
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Interconnected ring lighting from 3form creates a unique contemporary atmosphere in the great room, especially when paired with the clients’ bright cubist artwork. The carved stone, three-dimensional tile surrounding the fireplace is from
. Artistic Tile
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Through contemporary materials, each space in the house feels connected each to the other. Here in the guest bathroom, a geometric pattern from
relies on glass and smooth Calacatta marble; marble is a primary element in other bathrooms in the house, as well as in the kitchen. The plumbing is by Kallista. Ann Sacks
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In the master bath, it was important to Lamarre that she preserve the tall window with its views of Redwoods, but the 12-foot high ceilings felt overwhelming in scale. To offset the high ceilings, she added black feature marble at door height, creating a horizontal line around the room. A freestanding Weststyle tub serves as the centerpiece of the room, lit up by a chandelier from Terzani. On the right, back-painted glass wall panels below the marble line vary the look of the walls; the same material was used to frame the feature marble slab and in the back of the shower niche.
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Back-painted glass, colored in the same
paint as the area above the door, reflects the subtle shades of the room, and it provides for a breadth of elegant materials in the room, rather than focusing on only marble. The wall tile is from Benjamin Moore & Co. , the vanity pulls are from Ochre, and the sconces are from Neidhardt by Ann Sacks ALW. The plumbing is by Dornbracht.
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Hemp wallcoverings from
add texture to the master bedroom, while an Oly chandelier polishes off the sophisticated space. The swing-arm reading lamps are from Vibia. Phillip Jeffries
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A 3form pendant light is a mesmerizing finishing touch in this office enhanced with deep-blue accents.
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Pale blues and grays bring a calming atmosphere to the laundry room. The floor tile is by Richards & Sterling in Emeryville, California, and the blue glass tile on the wall is by Akdo. The rest of the walls are paneled in thin porcelain veneer from Slimtech to make the space water-friendly and ultra-functional.
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